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  • Premier Opens Big Refinery (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – Clement Attlee opens the new oil refinery at Fawley. He talks about the situation at Abadan. Full title reads: "Premier Opens Big Refinery". Fawley, Nr. Southampton, Hampshire. Various shots of huge oil refinery with lots of pipes. LV Ship alongside jetty, pipe lines in foreground. SV Pipe lines from jetty to refinery. More shots of refinery. GV large audience waiting for opening. SV Pan, Prime Minister Clement Attlee and officials walking up steps. CU Fuel Minister Philip Noel Baker. GV Audience with Attlee on platform. SV Attlee's speech. CU Attlee speaking about oil supplies from Abadan - Persia / Iran. SV Attlee walking away to unveil plaque. LV Attlee unveils plaque. CU Plaque. VS of refinery and storage tanks
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  • Needles Lighthouse (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – A look at the three lighthouse keepers on the Needles lighthouse off the Isle of Wight. Needles lighthouse. Three lighthouse keepers keep watch. Solent, off Isle of Wight. Various shots as the boat with one relief lighthouse keeper and more food arrives at the Needles. L/S of the keeper who is going home, he waves from the top of the lighthouse. M/S as new keeper climbs the steps to the lantern and unscrews the bulb to polish it, another is cleaning the glass outside. M/S as one walks out with a mat and sits down. M/S of another writing a letter home. M/S man stitching mat. The other one rolls up his letter and puts it in a bottle. M/S as he throws it out to sea where it may drift home.
    1344 Views
  • English Channel Ships Crash Head On (1960)

    🎬British Pathé – Item showing cargo ship "Santa Alicia" and oil tanker "Gorme" after they collided in Channel. Item title reads - Ships crash head on. Solent. M/S of American cargo ship "Santa Alicia" under tow with large hole in the bow. Various shots showing buckled bow. M/S Norwegian oil tanker "Gorme" (Gorm ?), a large section has been smashed up by the collision. M/S slicks of oil in water. Various shots of the ships. M/S of the "Santa Alicia" docking at Southampton.
    855 Views
  • Model Racing Cars Aka Indoor Car Racing (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Model cars that can race at 60 mph. Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset. C/U 2 men, Alban Adams and Christopher Crockett, who make their own model racing cars. C/U model tyre home-made in special moulds. The cars are perfect replicas of various Formula 3 cars built to a scale of one sixteenth. They run on an eggcup full of diesel oil. C/U Alban Adams putting finishing touches to one of the racing cars. Some of the cars are put on racing track with a simple fitting which keeps them on single track lines. (Looks like an early Scalextrix). Top shot of 4 cars racing round the track
    843 Views
  • Youth Has A Fling (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – The Beaulieu Jazz Festival and Old Time Dancing competition in London. Full title reads: "Beaulieu. Youth Has A Fling". Beaulieu House, Hampshire. The Last Beaulieu Jazz Festival. GV Beaulieu Palace. Various good shots of beatniks - the young people in odd clothes waiting for music. Shots of bands playing. Shots of Lord Montagu watching music and crowds. Intertitle reads: "London" London. Lyceum Ballroom. Interior shots of young people performing Old Time Dancing in a competition. Various shots of old time dancing. Winners are presented with cup by Nellie Warren
    877 Views
  • Three Hundred Miles An Hour (1928)

    🎬British Pathé – Flight Lieutenant Kinkead's RAF 'wonderplane' fails to take off in his bid to beat the world air speed record. Full titles read: "300 Miles an hour? - Bad luck mars first attempt of Flight Lt. Kinkead & R.A.F. wonder 'Plane to beat World record." Calshot, Hampshire. M/S of Flight Lieutenant Kinkead climbing into the cockpit of his plane, the Supermarine Napier S.5.; L/S of the plane being wheeled down a ramp into the sea. L/S of the plane picking up speed for takeoff, then slowing down - something is wrong! L/S of the plane being towed back towards the quay by a boat; Flight Lt Kinkead is seen climbing from the plane and onto the shoulders of a waiting rescue man, standing thigh-deep in the water. The man carries Kinkead on his shoulders to the quayside ramp (oh, the shame!), where he jumps down and walks off - it looks quite comical
    2215 Views

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